Ph.D. student Sam Spink was the first author in our new paper which describes the design and performance of a new highly flexible wearable probe that uses near infrared light to probe breast tissue. Sam and the research team explored how paced (slow) breathing can be used to quantify the hemodynamic state of breast tissue, […]
Category: Lab Updates
Long time BOTLab member (Raeef was the first employee of the BOTlab in 2012 before becoming a Ph.D. student) successfully defended his Ph.D. His thesis is entitled: “FREQUENCY-DOMAIN DIFFUSE OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY APPLICATIONS” Congratulations Raeef!!
In this work we used SFDI to monitor optical scattering in prostate and breast animal tumor models. We found that the reduced scattering coefficient was strongly correlated with apoptosis, and the scattering power was strongly correlated with proliferation. This helped us track treatment response to cyclophosphamide and the antiangiogenic DC101. This work helps establish optical […]
Very excited about this one.
Darren’s new perspective article on wearable and remote patient monitoring during COVID-19 and beyond
I recently published a JBO perspective on wearable and remote patient monitoring during COVID-19 and beyond. I cover new tech, regulatory, and commercial changes that have encouraged a push towards remote patient monitoring during COVID-19, with a focus on optical technologies. Eric Lochridge at SPIE also did a nice write up summary of my piece […]
Check out this recent post on Karissa Tillbury and her student Wyatt Austin, who spent a summer in our lab developing an SFDI system as part of their NSF EPSCoR Track 4 project: “Diffuse Optical Imaging for Early Detection of Diabetic Polyneuropathy”.
Darren gave an interview with the American Cancer Society to help support their Making Strides Event.
Our 2019/2020 Senior Design team has won the: Outstanding Senior Design Projects in Biomedical Engineering Award for their project: “Wearable SWIR Optical Probe for Measuring Lipid and Water Composition of Peripheral Edema” Scott Gaines (BME) Minha Lee (BME) Sarah Nemsick (BME) Congratulations to Scott, Minha, and Sarah, as well as their BOTLab mentors Anahita Pilvar, […]
JBO webinar: Wearable, Implantable, Mobile, and Remote Biomedical Optics & Photonics Babak Shadgan, Jessica Ramella-Roman, and Darren Roblyer
BOTLAB Ph.D. student Sam Spink was interviewed for this article on using diffuse optical spectroscopy for breast imaging.